Ridgefield hoop teams sweep Bassick

The Ridgefield High boys and girls basketball teams both posted easy wins over Bassick on Friday night.

Playing at home, the RHS boys pulled away over the final three quarters to beat Bassick, 66-41.

It was the second win in two nights for the Tigers (8-2), who had routed Masuk, 83-39, on Thursday.

Ridgefield and Bassick were tied 12-12 after the opening quarter, but the Tigers then outscored the visitors, 22-10, in the second period to lead 34-22 at halftime. Ridgefield extended its lead to 49-32 after three quarters.

Kurt Steidl and Patrick Racy each scored 20 points for Ridgefield. Jeff Racy added 14 points, hitting three three-pointers.

Bassick, the two-time defending FCIAC champion, fell to 8-3 with the loss.

In Bridgeport, the RHS girls cruised to a 71-32 win over Bassick.

The Tigers, who improved to 9-3 with the triumph, led 20-4 after the first quarter.

Samarah Cook led Ridgefield with a career-high 18 points. Andrea Ferrero added 14 points and Sandy Carpenter had 13 points. Carly Mercede also reached double figures, finishing with 10 points.

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